Easy Going Trails

We have developed 18 easy to follow trails to help everyone to get close to nature in Suffolk's countryside. Each trail is designed to be straightforward to follow and on generally level ground. Using our Easy Going Trails you can explore magical Cavenham Heath, spot rare birds at Lackford Lakes, visit Britain's first village at West Stow Country Park, enjoy the beautiful landscape at Thornham Walks, or marvel at the summer heather on Dunwich Heath.

The trails have been carefully assessed by a team of disabled volunteers and are divided into Easy Access Trails which are suitable for all, and Easy Going Trails which follow slightly rougher ground and are a bit more challenging. Each walk starts at a car park, most have accessible toilet facilities, and many have cafes or tea rooms. There are a few trails in really wild destinations with no facilities, although you should still find facilities fairly close by.

Whilst every care has been taken to provide accurate information, please be aware that accessibility is liable to be influenced by the weather. Most of the trails are low-level walks on firm ground with occasional gentle slopes. Only some of the paths have all weather surfaces and care should be taken if there has been a particularly wet, frosty or snowy period of poor weather, when the surfaces of grassy paths cold be more difficult to negotiate.

Distance: 18 trails varying between 0.3 mile and 8 miles

Waymark: varies depending on trail location

Start: various

Finish: various

Map: download a pack containing all of the Easy Going/Easy Access Trails (opens a PDF document in a new window).

The leaflets in the pack may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Contact us for help and to request an accessible format.

Further information:

  • Avenues provides a range of services for disabled people across Suffolk.
  • The National Key Scheme (NKS) offers disabled people independent access to locked accessible public toilets around the country, and keys can be purchased from the Disability Rights UK website.
walking boots on the end of legs sitting on lush grass and daisies in the sun at Alton Water, with a view of a picnic bench and the water in the background

Suffolk's largest lake with meadows, woodlands, ponds and picnic sites

forest of tall trees with shafts of sunlight being cast onto the bracken beneath at Brandon Country Park

A magical, multicoloured woodland with a range of enchanting trails

stunning purple heather as far as the eye can see at Cavenham Heath

The wild west of Suffolk!

various leisure boats moored along side the Waveney river path at Beccles on a sunny day

Beccles Marsh

Currently Blocked

A Waveney Wander

the river at Carlton Marshes, edged by greenery on a sunny day

The Broads in miniature!

man in hat, fleece and gloves using the tramper mobility vehicle at Dunwich Heath on a winter's day

A stunning blend of coast, heathland and woods

distant view of Martello Tower with white flowers in the foreground at Felixstowe Ferry on a sunny day

Where the River Deben meets the sea

beautiful blue and orange Kingfisher sitting on a twig

A nature reserve worth visiting any time of year

path alongside the River Lark, with green trees and bushes reflected in the water

Weeping willows beside the River Lark

black sheep in a green grassy field at Knettishall Country Park

Forest, heath, rabbit warrens and bronze age barrows

back view of a person in powered wheelchair with companion walking beside at Felixstowe Ferry

One of Suffolk's best shingle beaches in the shadow of Landguard Fort

a goose and ducks on the grassy bank of Needham Lake on a sunny day

A country park full of surprises!

a grey Konik pony on a sunny day at Redgrave and Lopham Fen

England's largest valley fen

All Saints Church at Santon Downham - a flint church with a small tower and grassy churchyard, and bright pink flowers in the foreground

A hidden gem full of surprises along lovely forest and riverside trails

family walking along a grassy track on a sunny day. One person crouching down taking a photograph

Acres of landscaped parkland in the very heart of Suffolk

child on climbing equipment at Rendlesham Forest, with tall trees in the background

Amazing adventure playgrounds, fun sculptures and UFOs!

a wooden footbridge over watercourse between green fields on a sunny day

An inspiring landscape

path with a wooden gate under a canopy of green trees into West Stow Country Park

River, lake, meadow, heathland, woodland and England's first Anglo Saxon village!